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Well last month I picked up a 1970 250C to fix up and play with. I took the head off the engine and discovered that the engine was beyond what I want to put into it to repair. The head is eroded around the coolant hole and will need to be tig welded. The cylinders need to be bored more that I want to because someone drove it for a while with a bad head gasket. The cam is rusty so I'm not confident in the bottom end either.

I decided to find a later model car and do an engine transplant. Today I got a 1995 C220 that was in a wreck with about 123000 miles that runs good and has a rebuilt transmission.
The original 250C engine produced about 146 hp and the C220 produces 148 hp so I think this will make for a good replacement.

I am going to install the 1995 engine and transmission in the 1970 250C
 

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Cool!!! Be sure to keep us up with pictures and how you did it
 

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If your goal is to have fun working on a car, sounds like you picked a good example. If your goal is to have a cost-effective W114 coupe, then I think you may be getting into a bit of a mess. There are lots of 114 things that need to be considered, rust not being the least of them. Have fun with your project!
Scott
ps - I would have swapped in either a twin-cam 6 or a turbodiesel...
 

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Hi -

If your goal is to have fun working on a car, sounds like you picked a good example. If your goal is to have a cost-effective W114 coupe, then I think you may be getting into a bit of a mess. There are lots of 114 things that need to be considered, rust not being the least of them. Have fun with your project!
Scott
ps - I would have swapped in either a twin-cam 6 or a turbodiesel...
Well fortunately I got a rust free 114 to start with and rust is not a problem here in Southern California so I'm not too worried about that.
I thought about doing the turbo diesel thing but I don't like diesels. As far as a twin cam would be nice but I got what I got for $600.00 so I'm going with it...
By the way engine swaps are not new to me and I have the tools so, non issue to me...
 
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